You landed on this page because you’re searching how to get to Siquijor Island if your jump off point is Cebu City, right?
There are actually a lot of alternatives, like taking the bus off at the end of Cebu Island then take the ferry to Negros Island and then ride all the way to Dumaguete City then ride a boat to Siquijor. But I haven’t taken that road, so I’m taking you rather to another route.
First off, as of post date it’s only Ocean Jet, a fast-light ferry, that is servicing Cebu-Tagbilaran-Dumaguete-Siquijor and vice versa sea route, I hope there’ll be more competitors coming so fare will slide down a little.
Ocean Jet has only two departure schedules to Siquijor every day, one leaves at 6am and the last trip, so they say, leaves at 3pm. We took the 3pm sched since we had to fly in from Davao in the morning; we touched down Mactan International Airport at about 11am and immediately took a cab to Pier 1. PS, please take the cab lining up the upper deck of the airport, not the airport limousine waiting at the arrival, they’re pricey and flags fix rate at P350. I could have just paid P200 at the least had I taken the regular cabs at the upper deck or the departure area.
This is our first time taking this route so I’ve researched online where and how to get Ocean Jet tickets; it would have been convenient if their online ticketing portal has been enabled, sadly, it’s for view only. Anyway, I won’t confuse you anymore as I was so with my previous researches, so here;
When you’re in Cebu, go straight to Pier 1 gate, this place was burning hot when we got here, kind of not so friendly when you have kids tagging, glad I had four-fold umbrella and bottles of water. Ocean Jet issues tickets 2 days at the most for advance purchases and was ever happy we made it and secured tickets for four. Adults pay at P1,050.00 and kids 11years old and below gets minor discount and collects P525.00@.
Ocean Jet Ticketing office at Pier 1, Cebu City
Since we were able to purchase tickets without flaw and delay, we didn’t stay at the pier for long, we still have about three hours before boarding the vessel so we took a cab again and cooled off at SM Cebu Reclamation area. It’s just few minutes away from the pier, an ample time to wash up and eat out.
Gaming while waiting …
At around 2pm, we went back to pier 1 and checked in at the Ocean Jet counter for seat assignment and waited here … I think this company has to work on the renovation of their waiting lounge, kind of musty and dark in here, I thought it’s kind of of cheap, underground bar where women stripping and dancing at the far, dark end of the room. Sorry about this, it’s just a traveler’s observation, take it as a comment to improve this facility. It was hot summer when we got here, so there were a bunch of foreigners of all colors passing here and there, half of the vessel passengers were actually foreign tourists.
Ocean Jet waiting lounge
There was a 30-minute delay, but we boarded finally. After Tagbilaran and Dumaguete stopovers, we arrived at Siquijor town port at exactly 8:35 in the evening, glad our contact at the island waited for us at the pier of Isla del Fuego, too exhausted from a long sitting at the water jet and so we slept like a baby by sea.